Tuesday, March 12, 2013

News at Eleven: Now the poet, playwright and author Jackie Kay

has thrown her weight behind the Stop Destitution campaign by writing three poems inspired by asylum-seekers she met in Glasgow and who told her their stories.

Kay is keen to point out that women are particularly affected by destitution and vulnerable to exploitation, and their plight struck a chord with her as a writer who has always championed the underdog. "You take the side of the person who's forced into life in the dark, into the shadows," she says.

from Scotland on Sunday: Jackie Kay, using poetry to help female asylum seekers
then Scottish Refugee Council: Jackie Kay to unveil new work in support of Stop Destitution Campaign


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